We think everyone reading this post will agree that the last year and a half has been an unprecedented season full of SD-WAN IT security challenges. COVID-19 brought many changes to our way of life, including the need for employees to work from home. It has not been easy and companies have had to adapt quickly to this new normality.

Many large enterprises faced WAN and security threats for which they were not fully prepared. Our partner VMware told us about a Fortune 500 company/customer:

When COVID arrived, this firm sent its employees to work from home. They had all the same demanding faced by so many companies in this unplanned situation. However, what they did have was technology on their side, specifically VMware SD-WAN Edges. By working with VMware and its implementation of QoS Networks, this company quickly deployed 9,000 devices to 9,000 remote workers in 9 business days! This same technology capability can be yours. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed malesuada faucibus ex nec ultricies. Donec mattis egestas nisi non pretium. Suspendisse nec eros ut erat facilisis maximus. In congue et leo in varius. Vestibulum sit amet felis ornare, commodo orci ut, feugiat lorem.

Work and office are no longer a place, they are an idea, a concept.

At Beyond Technology we have modern enterprise platforms and tools with IT security and SD-WAN solutions that address user concerns in this new reality, such as:

-Poor voice and video quality at meetings.

-Unstable VPN connection due to Internet problems.

-Inconsistent experience when working remotely.

But we also address IT operations concerns such as:

-Difficulty in generating and managing an increasing number of remote sites.

-VPN rationing to react to increased network load.

-Keeping employees protected and productive.

The new normality means that home office must be treated like an enterprise branch office and legacy architectures will not (and have not) been sufficient to achieve this. The VMware SD-WAN implementation has been very successful in addressing many of these quality and latency issues.

As a result of all the lessons learned, mistakes, successes, etc., VMware SASE Platform was created, which is a technology that unites network services with security services in the cloud, all through a one-step architecture, network optimization and security occur at the same time. This translates into happy end users and relieved organizations in terms of IT security.

Why VMware SD-WAN for business continuity?

VMware SD-WAN is an enabler for global enterprise WAN transformation. It helps organizations adopt and migrate to the cloud with assured application performance while simplifying WAN operations/IT security. Thousands of enterprises rely on VMware SD-WAN to deliver optimal, reliable, high-performance and automated access to IaaS, SaaS, security, mid-mile and analytics clouds.

VMware SD-WAN gives you an advantage to quickly empower a remote enterprise workforce, now and in the future. Several companies have leveraged VMware SD-WAN to quickly establish Work@Home networks for their employees, versus COVID-19. From the perspective of these customers, the VMware SD-WAN advantage is clear and can be summed up in ease of deployment, simplified second-day operations, and enterprise-grade performance, security and scalability.